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- Subject: Newsprint Sludge
- From: "Richard Illig (717) 327-3568" <ILLIG.RICHARD@a1.pader.gov>
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 06:43:26 -0400 (EDT)
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Posting-Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 07:16:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Reply-To: "Richard Illig (717) 327-3568" <ILLIG.RICHARD@a1.pader.gov>
- Sensitivity: Company-Confidential
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Kevin, et al,
You may remember a brief discussion on the list several months ago
about Hammermill Paper (International Paper in Lock Haven, PA)
closing a paper recycling plant. Although I believe they recycled
paper, and not specifically newsprint, I figured you could
determine if there is any applicability.
Potential uses for the de-inking sludge may have included three
projects, as best I remember:
1) They burned coal for energy. Use of the sludge as a fuel,
mixed with the coal. I have no information as to "why", but this
idea was not employed. Caution: NOT using this idea may have been
due to subsequent approval problems with reusing the coal ash
waste, rather than due to potential emission or handling problems.
2) I think at one point, landfill use as daily cover was
considered. (In light of the fuel use idea, this was a bit funny.
Landfill daily cover is required to be non-combustible. At first
glance, you'd think there would be a problem.)
3) The use that was pursued involved blending the sludge with coal
ash, lime, vegetable tannery wastes, and other wastes to produce
an artificial soil. Plans involved use of the material for
revegetation at mine reclamation projects. Beneficial Ash
Management, of Morrisdale, PA, did the real work.